If money was no restriction, what would you do?

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What would you do?
I would first make sure to invest it so it keeps multiplying and I'd be free to pursue my dreams.
Then I would invite with my family and friends for a trip to a Pacific Island.
I would promote good causes that stop much suffering like clean water for everyone.
How about you?
#money #restriction
  • Profile picture of the author activebiz
    actually - exactly what I do now - because I love what I do [balancing between my business development and my small family].
    As well as being a philantropist without the money - yes, that's possible too and very rewarding.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jack Chua
      Well to be really realistic, I will give it to the less fortunate who are deserving. I will invest it on a business that can help employ thousands of unemployed skilled workers. Donate some of it to the organizations and centers for their medicine and other needed items. Donate to the church too. If I were to sum it up, I'll give money to everyone that needs it and deserving of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author danagirl
    I would probably end up giving most of it away, but I would also invest so that I never had to worry about money again! Then, I would pursue the life of my dreams which involves hiking and cruising with my husband.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    Get an annuity and then put the rest in a charitable foundation
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  • Profile picture of the author ratracegrad
    I would accomplish two goals that have eluded me so far: 1) climb Mt Everest and 2) visit 100 countries so I can join the Century Travelers Club.

    So far I have climbed the highest mountain on 4 of the 7 continents on my way to Everest. I have visited 41 countries but when I return from holiday October 2nd that number will increase to 47.
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  • Profile picture of the author DerrickLamont
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    If money had no restriction I would like you said invest in something that will continue to make me money. Or I would even start a business that I always wanted.

    Then on to the personal development, such as a home that I personally designed, things that make me happy.

    Then give back to those in need, because their are lots of people out there in need of some serious help. That's what I would do if money had no restriction!
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    • Profile picture of the author SolarFelineAU
      Be able to afford the bi-weekly Naturopathy and Vitamins I need, so I would be able to have a better quality of Life. Nothing much really.

      Oh, and the 50ha somewhere....
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  • Profile picture of the author acedalright
    I'd build my own city with a huge police presence, but massive public freedoms. It would be quite the little experiment
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  • Profile picture of the author writeabooknow
    The amount of money you have really isn't a restriction for any of the items that have been listed so far.

    You can replace the need for money with creative thought, your own skills, or simple persistence.

    Most of us live under a delusion that the presence of money will eliminate our problems or our challenges. It won't, it doesn't and it never will. The problems change in nature, but they're still there.

    For a number of years I had a sizeable income. Far more than I could use. It's still healthy, but not as outlandish. The things I wanted to accomplish all my life after I had 'made it' were suddenly open to me, but they didn't require money.

    I wanted to be philanthropic, so I created a fundraising letter that, over the years, brought in far more money than I could ever offer. I wanted to invest heavily in real estate, only to discover that the best way of doing that was without the use of my own money. I had to learn and implement strategies that would make that come about. Geez, I could have done that when I was broke!

    Whatever our goals are, we think that having money will allow us to bring them about solely through our own efforts. That doesn't work either. You've got to work with people regardless of your goals. Just try to create a city (a previously mentioned goal) by yourself and you'll soon learn that one. Ford tried to do that decades ago with a South American effort, so he could control rubber production. Despite all his reserves, (cash and smarts) his new city failed miserably. Instead, why not work aggressively with people, organizations, or groups who are trying to bring about the same result you are.

    Want to climb Everest? No problem. Your first step (sorry) is to start helping others who have that goal, develop a reputation for accomplishment, work with them to get those sponsors on board, establish contacts, and before you know it, you're a support person at Base Camp 1, then an expedition expert, and then leading your own expedition. And you've got a wealth of people on your rolodex who will gladly help you achieve your goal.

    Now on to business. Keep this maxim close to your heart: If you can't make money without money, you won't be able to make money with money.

    But there is something that money gives us that is absolutely essential to our success... confidence. I'm rich, I'm going to start this program, and my money says I'm going to succeed. Because I believe that, my success is inevitable.

    Ironically, confidence (not wild-eyed enthusiasm, but the well-considered belief in our own abilities) doesn't cost a cent. The easiest way to get it is to constantly be building on our previous smaller successes.
    Just a thought.
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    • Profile picture of the author SolarFelineAU
      Originally Posted by writeabooknow View Post

      The amount of money you have really isn't a restriction for any of the items that have been listed so far.

      Most of us live under a delusion that the presence of money will eliminate our problems or our challenges. It won't, it doesn't and it never will. The problems change in nature, but they're still there.

      Just a thought.
      Cheers,
      Steve Manning
      The amount of money you have really isn't a restriction for any of the items that have been listed so far. You are obviously speaking for yourself.

      Mr Manning, from my perspective dealing with CFS daily (that's Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, in case you didn't know), I need to manifest the cash flow (again) to be able to pay for my Naturopathy and Vitamins.

      "Most of us live under a delusion that the presence of money will eliminate our problems or our challenges. It won't, it doesn't and it never will.". I have a difference of opinion with that statement you made. With the presence of enough money, I will be able to afford (again) to be healthier and pain-free.

      When I manifest the cash-flow that I require have a pain-free body, then that is one problem that is eliminated in my life, and I will be able to have a better quality of life, and I won't be in pain/feeling tired.

      The problems change in nature, but they're still there. Once my physical/physiological "challenges" have been obliterated from my body, then there are the next things on my list to deal with.

      And, I still want the 50+ ha somewhere

      I do know that with more money, we have more CHOICE. The only restrictions we have is our minds, and what we think we can do, due to the restrictions we place on ourselves.
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      • Profile picture of the author Agnes Lyle
        I find myself beween the opinions expressed in these two posts (#10 and 12). I agree with Steve Manning that our basic problems and challenges lie in ourselves, not our income. On the other hand, many of us know what it is to have a real cash flow problem that blocks any forward action, even if only temporarily. In fact the short-term blocks can be the most irritating. As someone who has often been in very difficult financial situations, I can't soar as sublimely above the need for money as Steve. But then if I'd dealt with the inner problems more competently, perhaps none of those situations would have arisen.

        Originally Posted by SolarFelineAU View Post

        "The amount of money you have really isn't a restriction for any of the items that have been listed so far." You are obviously speaking for yourself.

        Mr Manning, from my perspective dealing with CFS daily (that's Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, in case you didn't know), I need to manifest the cash flow (again) to be able to pay for my Naturopathy and Vitamins.

        "Most of us live under a delusion that the presence of money will eliminate our problems or our challenges. It won't, it doesn't and it never will.". I have a difference of opinion with that statement you made. With the presence of enough money, I will be able to afford (again) to be healthier and pain-free.
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    • Profile picture of the author wwgroup
      Wow! What a post. I needed that wisdom about money. Thanks

      Originally Posted by writeabooknow View Post

      The amount of money you have really isn't a restriction for any of the items that have been listed so far.

      You can replace the need for money with creative thought, your own skills, or simple persistence.

      Most of us live under a delusion that the presence of money will eliminate our problems or our challenges. It won't, it doesn't and it never will. The problems change in nature, but they're still there.

      For a number of years I had a sizeable income. Far more than I could use. It's still healthy, but not as outlandish. The things I wanted to accomplish all my life after I had 'made it' were suddenly open to me, but they didn't require money.

      I wanted to be philanthropic, so I created a fundraising letter that, over the years, brought in far more money than I could ever offer. I wanted to invest heavily in real estate, only to discover that the best way of doing that was without the use of my own money. I had to learn and implement strategies that would make that come about. Geez, I could have done that when I was broke!

      Whatever our goals are, we think that having money will allow us to bring them about solely through our own efforts. That doesn't work either. You've got to work with people regardless of your goals. Just try to create a city (a previously mentioned goal) by yourself and you'll soon learn that one. Ford tried to do that decades ago with a South American effort, so he could control rubber production. Despite all his reserves, (cash and smarts) his new city failed miserably. Instead, why not work aggressively with people, organizations, or groups who are trying to bring about the same result you are.

      Want to climb Everest? No problem. Your first step (sorry) is to start helping others who have that goal, develop a reputation for accomplishment, work with them to get those sponsors on board, establish contacts, and before you know it, you're a support person at Base Camp 1, then an expedition expert, and then leading your own expedition. And you've got a wealth of people on your rolodex who will gladly help you achieve your goal.

      Now on to business. Keep this maxim close to your heart: If you can't make money without money, you won't be able to make money with money.

      But there is something that money gives us that is absolutely essential to our success... confidence. I'm rich, I'm going to start this program, and my money says I'm going to succeed. Because I believe that, my success is inevitable.

      Ironically, confidence (not wild-eyed enthusiasm, but the well-considered belief in our own abilities) doesn't cost a cent. The easiest way to get it is to constantly be building on our previous smaller successes.
      Just a thought.
      Cheers,
      Steve Manning
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  • Profile picture of the author suneelkumar85
    Well to be really realistic, I will give it to the less fortunate who are deserving. I will invest it on a business that can help employ thousands of unemployed skilled workers. Donate some of it to the organizations and centers for their medicine and other needed items. Donate to the church too. If I were to sum it up, I'll give money to everyone that needs it and deserving of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author livewellfinancial
    I'll buy a house on an executive village for my family, buy cars for each and everyone of us (including our maids), travel around the world, play poker everyday. hahaha...
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  • Profile picture of the author mph
    Travel the world, cover at least 4 continents, take photos and give them for free to people who really like them.
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  • Profile picture of the author cherylcoldiron
    I would get out of debt first and foremost...then have some fun...maybe go to the Bahamas and get a little pampering......hmmm.....I could get use to this!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Perry
    If you had no restrictions on money why would you bother to invest??

    Also, I probably wouldn't be here if I had lots of money!
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    Pay off all my bills. Travel. Give it to various charities.
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    • Profile picture of the author achivement84
      Nice question , i think i will not stop working but i may develop it , will try to help others to enhance their lifes , I will do my best to make my family happy.

      B.Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author jennifermL
    if money is no restriction i will give it to those typhoon victims there in Manila Philippines... because people there needs a lots of money and so they also deserve help from people who had a lots of money.. hopefully i have a lots of money to help...hmmm
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  • Profile picture of the author bhola badshah
    I would travel whole earth, explore beauty and creation of God, eat pure, stay clean and pure,
    thank God for his blessings.
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    • Profile picture of the author GT
      Hello:

      Marketing-wise, I would continue on the path I am now. I am learning and developing best practices in Internet Marketing with the aim of building a successful online business that will last beyond my lifetime for the benefit of others.

      On a personal basis, if money was no restriction, I would build a massive, self-contained, environmentally controlled personal sanctuary filled with walking trails and gardens and plenty of sunlight. This would be for my spouse and I, and for family (and friends) who visit.

      I am happy living where I live ... I just do not like the long, cold winter! I want temperature control, no wind, and lots of sunshine year round.

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  • Profile picture of the author pirana
    traveling the world. maybe i like one of them live rest of my life.
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  • Profile picture of the author thenextlevel
    I would give a large sum of money to the elderly couple I saw applying for a job at Wendys a couple of days ago.
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  • Profile picture of the author maksym
    I will spend a lot of my time for teaching people about healthy style living. Cause as far i see, many people have problems with their health because of incorrect food and other bad habits.
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  • Goodness do not get me started...

    I would go through the first stage of people who strike out.. buy all I can buy till I get bored

    Then I would go through the next stage .. go on a long voyage and see the world

    Then I would upgrade all my loved ones and improve their lives

    Then I would seek to find myself spiritually

    Then I would write a book

    Then teach about my life lessons

    And a lot more inbetween
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  • Profile picture of the author Lady_T
    After tithing a portion of my income
    every month, I'd help every person
    in my family who is struggling financially.

    More than just give them money, I'd
    hire Tony Robbins to teach all of my
    family members how to tap into that
    infinite power within so that they
    stop falling into the same old traps
    every single month.

    Then, I'd get Suze Orman to come and
    teach everyone about investing and
    saving.

    I'd make these two things a requirement
    before I gave them any money.

    No one in my family would the opportunity
    to complete transform their finances and
    not blow it.

    Then they could teach their children
    and their children would teach their
    children and finally this cycle of
    lack would be broken.

    Yeah...that's definitely what I will
    do when I can afford it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jrmnlitt
    Go on trip around the world.
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  • Profile picture of the author mark z
    Traveling to new places and meeting various people.
    Helping those who need help most. Creating foundation to educate children in non-developed countries. Contributing with donations to medical research centers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nik Karlil
    Well if my money is unlimited, I would give it to everyone. So there would no longer be any war, crimes, prostitutions, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author imageman
    I would take some of those who complain a lot about little things of life, to other countries of the world where little means a lot.If they see how other people are living and the condition which they live,may be, just may be they would learn to be thankful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    If money wasn't a problem I would buy access to world's best doctors to keep my mom healthy till the end of her journey.
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  • Profile picture of the author JakeRhodes
    I'd do more or less what I do now except in a bigger house. Maybe I'd go on a world cruise, but then where would I go next year?
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  • Profile picture of the author THY
    I will realize my dream of owning a great website. Employ team of article writers, person to conduct seo service and create web promotion team including design team. The idea is to create a site that doubles up the investment put in.
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